I tried to install Pattern Maker for cross stitch (a Windows application for creating cross stitch patterns).
ON their webpage, at system requirements:
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Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 Pentium 466MHz (or equiv.) or higher 1024x768 resolution graphics or greater 16-bit color resolution or greater 128 Mbytes of RAM 17 Mbytes of disk space Mouse or other pointing device
I did these steps:
copied to Wine folder the executable of my software
ll (the executable was listed there)
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/oks/Wine/PM winecfg
I was prompted to install Wine and I was given these lines and typed them line by line:
sudo apt install wine-development
sudo apt install wine-stable
sudo apt-get install wine32-development
A window shoowed up, clicked OK (noticed "Windows 7" was chosen somewhere in the bottom of the window)
Under "Software Package Manager" I searched for "Winetricks", checked the little square in front of it and installed it by clicking "Apply".
Back in Terminal:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/oks/Wine/PM winetricks
Another window showed up:
checked the "Select default prefix" - OK
Next window showed up: "Install Windows DLL or components” - OK
Next window: In checked ”vcrun6 and wsh57” - OK -
Next window: checked the ”Install a font” - OK - then checked the ”corefonts” - OK
Back in Terminal:
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/oks/Wine/PM wine
After the last line written above, I tried and open the software.
It opened nicely and almost everything was ok, except the „minimize+maximize+close” icons, who showed up badly.
Then I did these replacements and modifications (from the same video tutorial that showed me to do everything I did above):
I opened with Kate editor the shortcut of my software called ”Pattern Maker for cross stitch, Pro.desktop” (located in /home/oks/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Pattern Maker for cross stitch - v4)
I replaced the:
then I deleted /Unix
and the line after it: /home/oks/Wine/PM/dosdevices/c:/users/oks/Start\\ Menu/Programs/Pattern\\ Maker\\ for\\ cross\\ stitch\\ -\\ v4/Pattern\\ Maker\\ for\\ cross\\ stitch,\\ Pro.lnk
and put these:
/desktop=pmdesk, 1920x1080 “/home/oks/Wine/PM/drive_c/Program Files/HobbyWare/Pattern Maker for cross stitch/program_v4/pmaker.exe”
And of course, the program won't open anymore. It is just opening a blue square window that contains nothing.
I tried to revert the last changes by retyping the original lines but nothing happens, only the blue square window does not show up.
What did I do wrong? Can this be fixed?
Any help would be kindly appreciated.